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Old Aug 30, 2007, 1:25 PM   #11
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Holy Moses, it's already here!
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 1:46 PM   #12
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I saw one sell for $177.50 just the other day, forgot all about it and was outbid by $2.50... damn it!
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:39 PM   #13
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Trader Jim is a good boy
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:40 PM   #14
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Item exactly as described. they wouldn't last minutes on Ebay if he actually posted an unboxing picture or two. Ridiculous. It's like I hopped into a DeLorean and drove to B&H and picked it up.
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:43 PM   #15
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I don't know if these pics convey a sense of scale, but this thing is MONSTROUS. IMPOSSIBLE to hand-hold, and I'm no 'pussy.'

Weighs a ton and within seconds you get these low amplitude shakes that worsen as time passes. Macro is strictly tripod-only.

In this pic, the integrated lens hood is retracted. Loke the limited lenses, it has a soft felt interior. The finish is nice and shiny and I prefer it to the limited lenses.

This lens has the contacts to make it K-A, so all the program modes work. Sweet. Spot metering only though.
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Quick test #1: Screen door.
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:45 PM   #17
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Test 2: screen door lock mechanism.
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:59 PM   #18
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Test 2: screen door lock mechanism.
Remember it is Flat field and use higher F/stops. Not a bargain but not too high either. I'd pay that for it and probably now will have to pay even more.....If you get tired of it mail it down South to me to keep a while.....I'll just have to try to remember who you are after it gets here...LOL

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 3:23 PM   #19
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Well considering the Pentax-M 100mm f/4 Macro, well used, can fetch $175 usually, I think this is not too bad. It really is brand new and there is nothing close at it's price point.

I played around and you really need f/11+ to get good DOF. Impossible handheld though.

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I played around and you really need f/11+ to get good DOF. Impossible handheld though.
hmmm, not always. It's not that heavy :G, I got mine (the kiron version) for 100€ and
it does work handheld.

Although I have to admit that lately I mostly use an external flash.

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Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/350)
Aperture: f/6.7
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: -1/2 EV
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